Darkness And Light

It is getting darker and darker
Soon, I’ll be blinded by the night
How will I look and see beyond
When the sun is disappearing?
My other senses are alerted
But they have no awareness

It’s pitch black now and I’m scared
Where am I? Why am I left here?
I grab onto something – it’s cold
A metal hand rail for support
I wonder if it’s strong enough
To carry my weight, my cross

The hand rail is leading me
Going nowhere, descending
My world suddenly crumbles
A blurred vision is then shown
My past, my life up to now
Playing in an infinite loop

It’s never ending, I want out
The rail will also soon collapse
I start to sink, struggling in vain
Something below is tugging me
I’m helpless, ready to give in
Then a strong hand reaches to me

It lifts me up, it rescues me
A ray of light is now at sight
Then a face is slowly forming
Now, it’s the only thing I see
It glows, His smile is glowing
It shines, He’s shining upon me

– June 8, 2017

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Bewildered Mind / Magulong Isipan

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Author’s Note: I wrote the Filipino version first then translated it to English.

My absolutely bewildered mind
Is simply wandering everywhere
Without any hint of destination
Just circling without any vision

Travelled towards the north and the east
Hoping to have a gaze at the sun
But not even a trace of ray was seen
And the light leading the way was dim

Then walked towards the south and the west
Hoping for answers to be unveiled
Instead, only more questions were found
So in the dark, that’s where it landed

My absolutely bewildered mind
Just desiring for a destination
But it’s running in an endless road
Continuing its journey to unknown

Filipino Version:

Ang sadyang magulo kong isipan
Na naglalakbay kung saan-saan
Ngunit wala naming patutunguhan
Umiikot ng walang kabuluhan

Bumayba sa hilaga’t silangan
Umasang ang araw ay masilayan
Ngunit hindi man lang nasinagan
Ng liwanag na sana ay daan

Nilakad ang timog at kanluran
Upang maghanap ng kasagutan
Ngunit mga tanong ang natagpuan
Kaya’t sa dilim ang naging hantungan

Ang sadyang magulo kong isipan
Ang tanging hangad ay patutunguhan
Tumatakbo ng walang katapusan
Patuloy ang lakbay sa kawalan

– April 25, 2017

Chess

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Author’s Note: I have two versions of this writing – the other one was already posted here.

Minutes are passing
It’s your turn, what now?
Show me so I would know
Which pawn should I use
Will I take the bait?
Or will it be a check?
Now it’s a check
Protect the king
Hide behind the rook
It’s the queen’s move
But a knight’s mistake
Bishop’s avenging
But there’s nowhere to go
Is it checkmate? The end?
I failed and lost
I struggled in this battle
This battle of waiting

– September 20, 2016

Silence (As The Dawn Breaks)

silence

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The dawn breaks
The shield surrounding
The silence of my mind
It is slowly cracking
Silence is breaking free
It is rattling
A pain that is unnerving
It is discomforting
As I hear its whispers
As I hear its shrieks
It is echoing in my head
Over and over –
Shhhhh…

The silence is shouting
A scream of trouble
A deafening sound
It is about to explode
Ready to devour
The world full of noise
Resistance no more
The mind in full surrender
As the silence finally breaks…

Shhhhh…
Gone are my worries
Gone is my sanity
Just a peaceful accord
Between the mind
And the quietness
Uniting as one –
One mind, one body
One soul, one heart
At last, this is bliss
The bliss of silence
Then, I embrace the light…

As the dawn breaks…

– April 4, 2017

Almost. Not Quite.

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I woke up with a mission for victory
In my head, this was my destiny
The crowd’s joyful faces were riveting
Their loud cheers marked the beginning

My fight for the crown had finally started
3, 2, 1… Stop feeling disconcerted
This was it, I need to hold on tight
I must survive though it didn’t feel right

I fought each battle, did everything I could
I hoped for championship but I was fooled
It was my fault to hope in hindsight
It is always just almost but not quite

– May 31, 2017